Metadata

Lucifuga undescribed species 4

Garcia-Machado et al. 2011

ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
OphidiiformesBythitoideiBythitidae

Synonyms

None.

Country

Cuba

Types

The taxon was revealed by molecular methods (Garcia-Machado et al. 2011), has not been formally described, and there are no types.

Distribution

Known only from a single localty: Unnamed cave at Coco Key, Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba. This is an island off the northern Cuban coast and this is the first record of a Cuban Lucifuga not on the mainland.

Systematics

See discussion of the phylogenetics and distribution of the genus Lucifuga under the species account for Lucifuga subterranea.

Conservation Status

MuG TLO [NE]

Museum Holdings

MFP18-000401, -000402, -000403, -000404, -000405 (Garcia-Machado et al. 2011).

Key References

Lane, H. H. Journal Article 1903 The ovarian structure of the viviparous blind fishes Lucifuga and Stygicola
Lane, H. H. Journal Article 1908 On the ovary and ova of the Cuban cavefishes
Lane, H.H. Book Section 1909 On the overy and ova in Lucifuga and Stygicola
Wourms, J.P. Journal Article 1981 Viviparity: The maternal-fetal relationship in fishes
Hernández, D.A. Thesis 2005 Relaciones evolutivas de las especies del genéro Lucifuga (Ophidiiformes: Bythitidae) en Cuba
Garcia-Machado, E., Hernandez, D., Garcia-Debras, A., Chevalier-Monteagudo, P., Metcalfe, C., Bernatchez, L. and Casane, D. Journal Article 2011 Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of the Cuban cave-fishes of the genus Lucifuga: Evidence for cryptic allopatric diversity
Ditter, R.E., Erdman, R.B., Goebel, A.M. and Bracken-Grissom, H.D. Journal Article 2019 Widespread phenotypic hypervariation in the enigmatic anchialine shrimp Barbouria cubensis (Decapoda: Barbouriidae)
Ditter, R.E., Snyder, A.P., Schulman, S.E. and Bracken-Grissom, H.D. Journal Article 2019 Notes on the behavior and first records of three enigmatic anchialine shrimps (Decapoda: Caridea: Barbouriidae, Palaemonidae) in the Bahamas
Ditter, R.E., Mejía-Ortíz, L.M. and Bracken-Grissom, H.D. Journal Article 2020 Anchialine adjustments: an updated phylogeny and classification for the family Barbouriidae Christoffersen 1987 (Decapoda: Caridea)